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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650599/anti-mullerian-hormone-a-marker-of-upcoming-menopause-or-a-questionable-guesswork
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Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a protein produced by pre-antral and small antral ovarian follicles. It is an acknowledged marker of ovarian reserve and remaining reproductive capacity, commonly used in reproductive medicine. From the third decade of life, AMH serum levels decrease consecutively up to menopause. Since the standardization of commercial assays, novel contributions of that parameter are being observed. Up to date, there is no screening tool for predicting the age of natural menopause (ANM). The following literature review evaluates the utility of AMH measurement in predicting ANM...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649065/poor-adherence-with-ace-inhibitors-is-a-risk-factor-of-cva-with-oral-hypoglycemic-agents-in-diabetic-patients
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Muhammad Tariq Aftab, Hasnain Abbas Dharamshi, Ahmed Faraz, Saba Shakeel, Osama Shakeel
Poor adherence with medicine declines the clinical outcome of pharmacotherapy. It may carry serious sequelae especially in case of antihypertensive drugs like cerebrovascular accident (CVA). This study has been planned to find the association of poor adherence with anti-hypertensive with CVA in diabetic and non- diabetic patients. One hundred CVA patients who were admitted through Emergency in Abbasi Shaheed hospital, a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, were recruited from Jun 2013 till Dec 2013. The criteria of inclusion was, diagnosed case of CVA, with primary hypertension, availability of patient's therapeutic record, consent of the patient or legal successor/heir...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643009/patient-satisfaction-and-its-influencing-factors-of-microtia-reconstruction-using-autologous-cartilage
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Chunxiao Cui, Shim Yoon Hoon, Ruhong Zhang, Qun Zhang, Zhicheng Xu, Feng Xu, Datao Li, Yiyuan Li
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate patient perceptions of and satisfaction with surgical outcomes of microtia reconstruction using autologous cartilage. It also analyzes associations between patient background characteristics and their evaluation. METHODS: Lobule-type microtia patients who had received first-stage surgery were interviewed using a questionnaire, which included assessment of nine auricle substructures, superior and inferior parts and overall impression...
June 22, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637461/prenatal-exposure-to-antifungal-medication-may-change-anogenital-distance-in-male-offspring-a-preliminary-study
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Djamilla Madelung Mogensen, Maria Bergkvist Pihl, Niels E Skakkebæk, Helle Raun Andersen, Anders Juul, Henriette Boye Kyhl, Shanna Swan, David Møbjerg Kristensen, Marianne Skovager Andersen, Dorte Vesterholm Lind, Tina Kold Jensen
BACKGROUND: Vaginal candidiasis is frequent among pregnant women and it is treated with anti-fungal medication (conazoles). Conazoles have anti-androgenic properties and prenatal exposure in rodents is associated with a shorter (less masculine) anogenital distance (AGD) in male offspring. To our knowledge this has never been studied in humans. METHOD: In the Odense Child Cohort pregnant women residing in Odense municipality, Denmark, were recruited at gestational age 8-16 weeks between 2010 and 2012...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634902/therapeutic-potential-of-baicalein-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-parkinson-s-disease
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Yanwei Li, Jinying Zhao, Christian Hölscher
Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are the two most common, progressive central neurodegenerative diseases affecting the population over the age of 60 years. Apart from treatments that temporarily improve symptoms, there is no medicine currently available to inhibit or reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. In traditional Chinese medicine, the root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi is a classic compatible component in the decoction of herbal medicine used for treating central nervous system diseases...
June 20, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631509/comparison-of-quince-with-vitamin-b6-for-treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Effat Jafari-Dehkordi, Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Fatemeh Aliasl, Jaleh Aliasl, Maryam Taghavi-Shirazi, Omid Sadeghpour, Farnaz Sohrabvand, Bagher Minaei, Roshanak Ghods
This trial was performed to compare quince (Cydonia oblonga) fruit with vitamin B6 on 76 pregnant women with a gestational age of 6-14 weeks and mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting (NVP) (40 in the quince and 36 in the B6 group). The 'Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis' (PUQE-24) scale was used to examine the severity of NVP. The quince syrup (1 tablespoon/TDS) or vitamin B6 tablets (20 mg/TDS) were used as intervention for 1 week. The mean (±SD) age was 27.5 (±5.2) years. The score of the PUQE was decreased from 9...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627939/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-chronic-diseases-in-nigeria-findings-and-implications
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Kazeem Adeola Oshikoya, Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba, Brian Godman, Joseph Fadare, Samuel Orubu, Amos Massele, Idowu Odunayo Senbanjo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescribing medicines in an off-label manner for children with chronic conditions is sparsely documented, even more so among developing countries. This needs addressing. The objective was to investigate the extent of this prescribing among children with epilepsy, asthma, and sickle cell anaemia in Nigeria. METHODS: Prescriptions for children ≤16 years documented in their case files that attended paediatric clinics in Lagos, Nigeria, for these three conditions between January and October 2015, were reviewed retrospectively to extract data on the medicines prescribed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627813/effect-of-the-oxidant-antioxidant-system-in-seminal-plasma-on-varicocele-and-idiopathic-infertility-in-male-humans
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Hayrullah Yazar, Fikret Halis, Yasemin Nasir, Derya Guzel, Mehmet Akdogan, Ahmet Gokce
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate seminal oxidant-antioxidant activity in idiopathic and varicocele infertility in men. METHODS: Total anti-oxidant capacity (TAC), total oxidant status (TOS), paraoxonase (PON1), aryl esterase (ARE), and total thiol levels (TTL) were measured in seminal plasma with an autoanalyzer. The TOS/TAC ratio was determined as the oxidative stress index (OSI). A histopathological evaluation of the sperm was performed in the andrology laboratory of the hospital...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626209/paeoniflorin-prevents-tlr2-4-mediated-inflammation-in-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy
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Tingmin Zhang, Qijin Zhu, Yunxia Shao, Kun Wang, Yonggui Wu
Paeoniflorin is an effective Chinese traditional medicine with anti-inflammatory and immune-regulatory effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying renoprotective mechanism of Paeoniflorin. In vivo, db/db mice were intraperitoneally injected with Paeoniflorin at a dose of 15, 30, or 60 mg/kg respectively. The immunostaining of TLR2, TLR4, CD68, NF-kB p65 and the mRNA level of inflammatory factors, together with the protein expression of TLR2/4 signaling were evaluated. Our data demonstrated that Paeoniflorin could decrease the urinary albumin excretion rate and inhibit macrophage infiltration and activation through blockage of the TLR2/4 signaling pathway compared with the db/db group in vivo...
June 18, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625956/comparison-of-anti-bph-capsule-herbal-and-terazosin-hcl-in-the-treatment-of-benign-prostate-hyperplasia
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Hafiz Mohammad Rashid Nadeem, Ejaz Mohiuddin, Shahab UdDin, Muhammad Daniyal, Khan Usmanghani
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease of senile age, usually occurring> 60 years of age. BPH is a disease that involves cell proliferation of the prostate. Pathological hyperplasia affects the elements of the glandular and connective tissue of the prostate. This study is designed to scrutinize the efficacy and tolerability of herbal drug Anti BPH capsule for the management of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), in this study we select the 100 patients in which 50 received the Anti BPH capsule and 50 received the Terazosin HCl...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620417/molecular-targets-and-associated-potential-pathways-of-danlu-capsules-in-hyperplasia-of-mammary-glands-based-on-systems-pharmacology
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Jihan Huang, Haitao Tang, Sumin Cao, Yingchun He, Yibin Feng, Kun Wang, Qingshan Zheng
Hyperplasia of mammary glands (HMG) is common in middle-aged women. Danlu capsules (DLCs) can effectively relieve pain and improve clinical symptoms and are safe for treating HMG. However, the active substances in DLCs and the molecular mechanisms of DLCs in HMG remain unclear. This study identified the bioactive compounds and delineated the molecular targets and potential pathways of DLCs by using a systems pharmacology approach. The candidate compounds were retrieved from the traditional Chinese medicine systems pharmacology (TCMSP) database and analysis platform...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611658/neuroprotective-and-anti-aging-potentials-of-essential-oils-from-aromatic-and-medicinal-plants
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Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Fazal Subhan, Jawad Ahmed
The use of essential oils (EOs) and their components is known since long in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the management of various diseases, and is further increased in the recent times. The neuroprotective and anti-aging potentials of EOs and their possible mechanism of actions were evaluated by numerous researchers around the globe. Several clinically important EOs and their components from Nigella sativa, Acorus gramineus, Lavandula angustifolia, Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Rosmarinus officinalis, Jasminum sambac, Piper nigrum and so many other plants are reported for neuroprotective effects...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611316/effects-of-resveratrol-curcumin-berberine-and-other-nutraceuticals-on-aging-cancer-development-cancer-stem-cells-and-micrornas
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James A McCubrey, Kvin Lertpiriyapong, Linda S Steelman, Steve L Abrams, Li V Yang, Ramiro M Murata, Pedro L Rosalen, Aurora Scalisi, Luca M Neri, Lucio Cocco, Stefano Ratti, Alberto M Martelli, Piotr Laidler, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Dariusz Rakus, Agnieszka Gizak, Paolo Lombardi, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello
Natural products or nutraceuticals have been shown to elicit anti-aging, anti-cancer and other health-enhancing effects. A key target of the effects of natural products may be the regulation of microRNA (miR) expression which results in cell death or prevents aging, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases. This review will focus on a few natural products, especially on resveratrol (RES), curcumin (CUR) and berberine (BBR). RES is obtained from the skins of grapes and other fruits and berries. RES may extend human lifespan by activating the sirtuins and SIRT1 molecules...
June 12, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602866/evaluation-of-cardiovascular-risk-associated-with-ski306x-use-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yeonju Woo, Min Kyung Hyun
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: SKI306X (Joins(®)) is an anti-inflammatory analgesic herbal medicine extract that was clinically approved for treatment of osteoarthritis in the previous trials and shown to be effective on follow-up studies. However, its potential cardiovascular risk has yet to be investigated. AIM OF THE STUDY: This retrospective cohort study investigated the cardiovascular safety of SKI306X, celecoxib and naproxen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC) to investigate patients over 20 years old with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis who received a single prescription of SKI306X, celecoxib or naproxen at least once from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602789/age-associated-and-deslorelin-induced-declines-in-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-in-female-cheetahs-acinonyx-jubatus
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Ned J Place, Adrienne E Crosier, Pierre Comizzoli, Jennifer B Nagashima, Holly Haefele, Anne Schmidt-Küntzel, Laurie L Marker
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is widely used in human medicine to non-invasively estimate the size of the ovarian follicle reserve and to predict the ovarian response to gonadotropin stimulation in the context of assisted reproductive technologies (e.g., IVF). These applications of AMH testing have recently expanded to non-human mammals, with production animals, such as cows, goats and sheep being the primary focus of AMH research. However, few investigations have involved exotic species, and in particular carnivores...
June 8, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597827/inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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Jan Däbritz, Patrick Gerner, Axel Enninger, Martin Claßen, Michael Radke
BACKGROUND: The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in childhood and adolescence is 5-11 cases per 100 000 persons per year, corresponding to a new diagnosis of IBD in 800-1470 patients in Germany each year. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, including guidelines from Germany and abroad. RESULTS: Children and adolescents with IBD often have extensive involvement and an aggressive course of disease...
May 12, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597446/ontogenetic-characterization-of-sporangium-and-spore-of-huperzia-serrata-an-anti-aging-disease-fern
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Hua Long, Jing Li, You-You Li, De-Yu Xie, Qing-Zhong Peng, Li Li
BACKGROUND: Huperzia serrata is a medicinal plant used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been used to prevent against aging diseases. It is mainly propagated by spores and grows extremely slowly. Due to severe harvest, it is a highly endangered species. In this report, we characterize ontogenesis of sporangia and spores that are associated with propagation. A wild population of H. serrata plants is localized in western Hunan province, China and protected by Chinese Government to study its development (e...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597443/phenologic-variation-of-major-triterpenoids-in-regular-and-white-antrodia-cinnamomea
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Wei-Lun Chen, Yen-Peng Ho, Jyh-Ching Chou
BACKGROUND: Antrodia cinnamomea and its host Cinnamomum kanehirae are both endemic species unique to Taiwan. Many studies have confirmed that A. cinnamomea is rich in polysaccharides and triterpenoids that may carry medicinal effects in anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, anti-hypertension, and anti-oxidation. Therefore it is of interest to study the chemical variation of regular orange-red strains and white strains, which included naturally occurring and blue-light induced white A. cinnamomea...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591833/a-new-fully-human-recombinant-fsh-follitropin-epsilon-two-phase-i-randomized-placebo-and-comparator-controlled-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-trials
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Khalid Abd-Elaziz, Ingrid Duijkers, Lars Stöckl, Bruno Dietrich, Christine Klipping, Kelvin Eckert, Steffen Goletz
STUDY QUESTION: What are the differences and similarities of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) characteristics of the novel recombinant human FSH follitropin epsilon expressed in the human cell line GlycoExpress compared with a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) derived compound and a urinary derived product? SUMMARY ANSWER: Overall follitropin epsilon, with a fully human glycosylation, shows a comparable PK profile at single-dose as well as multiple-dose administration compared to recombinant CHO-derived FSH as well as urinary derived FSH, whereas the PD properties differ from product to product with follitropin epsilon being most active in PD parameters...
June 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591176/moxibustion-treatment-for-primary-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Fanping Xu, Minghua Huang, Yi Jin, Qingzhe Kong, Zhongmin Lei, Xu Wei
Primary osteoporosis (POP) has a serious impact on quality of life for middle-aged and elderly, which particularly increase the risk of fracture. We conducted the systematic review to evaluate the effects of moxibustion for POP in randomized controlled trials (RCTs).Eight databases were searched from their inception to July 30, 2016. The RCTs reporting the moxibustion as a monotherapy or in combination with conventional therapy for POP were enrolled. The outcomes might be fracture incidence, quality of life, clinical symptoms, death attributed to osteoporosis, adverse effect, bone mineral density (BMD), and biochemical indicators...
2017: PloS One
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